Monday, October 05, 2009

I never buy cookbooks, but Ralph gets them for me and I have a dozen cookbooks that are collecting dust on my bookshelf. I usually flip through them for the mouth-watering and eyes-widening pictures! Smileys Food is so beautiful when it's colorful and well plated.

By the way, have you heard of the big fat duck cookbook which is a 532 silver-paged cookbook written mostly by Blumenthal? This book is simply amazing and beautiful. It is not only a cookbook that consists of the most inspiring and delicate dishes it is also an intriguing story about the history behind the Fat Duck and furthermore there is an amazing chapter about the science behind the food and the dishes - the science that sets the bar for modern and brilliant cooking. Flipping through its pages is a tour through an art gallery, with each painting featuring a "how I did it" magician's explanation. Even if The Big Fat Duck Cookbook looks like an ugly duckling, the exceptional quality of the contents shows it's actually a swan, and a pretty impressive one at that. Smileys

Heston Blumenthal is widely acknowledged to be a genius, and The Fat Duck has twice been voted the Best Restaurant in the World by a peer group of top chefs, and has 3 Michelin stars! In case you didn't know, he hit the headlines with his curious menus which include sardine on toast sorbet and salmon poached with liquorices alongside snail porridge and bacon-and-egg ice cream.

What's your thoughts on snail porridge?


Well, I love bacon and eggs



but, bacon and egg ice cream? SmileysHmm what a taste-clashing style huh!!! Smileys

111 comments

Mariuca said... @ 6/10/09 3:39 AM

:( :( :( :(

Mariuca said... @ 6/10/09 3:39 AM

*DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Mariuca said... @ 6/10/09 3:39 AM

:-$ :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$

Mariuca said... @ 6/10/09 3:40 AM

What an interesting PB!

Mariuca said... @ 6/10/09 3:40 AM

Snail porridge??? None for me pls, thanks he he! :-E :-E :-E :-E :-E

Mariuca said... @ 6/10/09 3:41 AM

And no to bacon, egg n ice cream... I cannot la mix my savoury with sweet, on the same plate oso cannot! :-D :-D :-D :-D

Monica said... @ 6/10/09 3:44 AM

Mariuca! :-D :-D :-D

Recent blog:=- The Big Fat Duck Cookbook

Monica said... @ 6/10/09 3:44 AM

hehe I love interesting PB! woo-hoo!

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Monica said... @ 6/10/09 3:45 AM

hahaha i don't like porridge :-P :-P

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Monica said... @ 6/10/09 3:46 AM

I've never tried this before *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* :-D :-D

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LadyJava said... @ 6/10/09 3:46 AM

:* :* :* :*

LadyJava said... @ 6/10/09 3:47 AM

Wah... food... im hungry

LadyJava said... @ 6/10/09 3:48 AM

This is a PB?? wowee.. bestnya

Mariuca said... @ 6/10/09 3:49 AM

Hi Monica! :)

Mariuca said... @ 6/10/09 3:49 AM

This one RM PB? SO cool eh?

Mariuca said... @ 6/10/09 3:50 AM

I don mind porridge but don go out of my way to eat porridge..if got then eat la ha ha!

Mariuca said... @ 6/10/09 3:51 AM

Hi LJ!

Mariuca said... @ 6/10/09 3:51 AM

LJ wan to eat the snail porridge??

Monica said... @ 6/10/09 3:52 AM

Hi LJ! :* :* :*

Recent blog:=- The Big Fat Duck Cookbook

Monica said... @ 6/10/09 3:53 AM

yeah ladies! this is RM PB!! :)

Recent blog:=- The Big Fat Duck Cookbook

Monica said... @ 6/10/09 3:53 AM

now I feel hungry oso :(

Recent blog:=- The Big Fat Duck Cookbook

Monica said... @ 6/10/09 3:54 AM

I only eat porridge when I'm sick :-D :-D :-D

Recent blog:=- The Big Fat Duck Cookbook

Mariuca said... @ 6/10/09 3:57 AM

LOL Mon hungry after posting her food post lol…

Anonymous said... @ 6/10/09 4:03 AM

lol what to do...now feel like eating burger :-D

Monica said... @ 6/10/09 4:05 AM

Mariuca! I tried to reply by email, it appear at my comment box but as a Guest! =-O =-O =-O

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Mariuca said... @ 6/10/09 4:08 AM

I see it Mon!!! First time it appeared in ur comment box eh????

Mariuca said... @ 6/10/09 4:08 AM

He he… I bought this new brownies from Giant and it’s not bad la…frozen so can heat in microwave or eat it cold… so nice la! Local some more lol….

Anonymous said... @ 6/10/09 4:10 AM

yeah first time it appeared in my comment box! but why Guest? LOL!

Anonymous said... @ 6/10/09 4:13 AM

wahh so nice la! I don't have brownies here...

Mariuca said... @ 6/10/09 4:26 AM

Dunno…some more u edi logged in right?? What happens when u go to ur comment box and reply from there?? Guest oso?

Anonymous said... @ 6/10/09 4:30 AM

yeah edi logged in! if I go to my comment box and reply, then not Guest lah
LOL!

Mariuca said... @ 6/10/09 4:34 AM

Hmmmm funny eh…but finally u can reply by email…

Mariuca said... @ 6/10/09 4:35 AM

Did u write to JS?? Is that why u suddenly can reply by email or did u do anything different lately lol…

Monica said... @ 6/10/09 4:38 AM

I tried to restore after dat I can reply by email pulak hahaha...

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Mariuca said... @ 6/10/09 4:41 AM

H eh e..but still guest?

Monica said... @ 6/10/09 4:47 AM

no I didn't write to JS...

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Anonymous said... @ 6/10/09 4:50 AM

testing! :-D

Mariuca said... @ 6/10/09 4:53 AM

Still Guest..!

Monica said... @ 6/10/09 4:59 AM

yalor still Guest! >:o

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Mariuca said... @ 6/10/09 5:09 AM

If u go to ur JS settings, ur already logged in or need to login again?

Monica said... @ 6/10/09 5:12 AM

already logged in.

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Mariuca said... @ 6/10/09 5:15 AM

Hmmmmm…..

Monica said... @ 6/10/09 5:37 AM

Hmmm strange right?!

Mariuca said... @ 6/10/09 5:40 AM

Very the strange hahahhahah, dropped 220 edi for meows!

Monica said... @ 6/10/09 5:42 AM

testing!

Mariuca said... @ 6/10/09 5:45 AM

Wah this one says Monica not Guest…!

Monica said... @ 6/10/09 5:48 AM

ehhh no more Guest!!!!!!!!!!!

Mariuca said... @ 6/10/09 5:52 AM

Dats why, what did u do eh??

Monica said... @ 6/10/09 5:54 AM

I didn't do anything!! very the strange hahahhahah :-D :-D

Mariuca said... @ 6/10/09 5:58 AM

So now u can reply from email and it appears as Monica, right??? Yeeeha! :)

Monica said... @ 6/10/09 6:01 AM

testing! haha don know hv to test how many times lol....I'm replying this
from email!

Mariuca said... @ 6/10/09 6:06 AM

I can see ur reply sweetie, it’s all good so far! :)

Mariuca said... @ 6/10/09 6:08 AM

Buzz Buzz!

Monica said... @ 6/10/09 6:09 AM

Yay I don't ve to go to my comment box and reply edi!! :-D

Mariuca said... @ 6/10/09 6:14 AM

Finally u can comment from email yay! So ur using gmail to reply???

Monica said... @ 6/10/09 6:16 AM

yeah still using gmail to reply ;)

Mariuca said... @ 6/10/09 6:26 AM

So far so good then Mon!

Monica said... @ 6/10/09 6:31 AM

Thanks Mariuca!!! ;)

Mariuca said... @ 6/10/09 6:35 AM

But now I got problem pulak, my dashboard showing 0 comments for my new post! :(

Monica said... @ 6/10/09 6:38 AM

huh? u restore edi??

Mariuca said... @ 6/10/09 6:50 AM

I restored edi so next move is to go to js dashboard and approved manually…sometimes dat helps…

Monica said... @ 6/10/09 6:53 AM

oh I've never tried that before, approve manually...

Mariuca said... @ 6/10/09 6:58 AM

Yay, my comments came in edi he he! So no problem woo hoo!

Monica said... @ 6/10/09 7:00 AM

woo-hoo!! so fast huh ;)

Mariuca said... @ 6/10/09 7:07 AM

Yeah sometimes the comments come in late, phew!

levian said... @ 6/10/09 7:52 AM

it would be so interesting to taste the bacon and egg ice cream! =p

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Monica said... @ 6/10/09 8:03 AM

haha Levian! it does not sound all that good to me.. but I'd try it! :-D

Jackie said... @ 6/10/09 8:59 AM

Hello Monica! :* :* :* :*

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Anonymous said... @ 6/10/09 9:00 AM

and I don't want any porridge or snails thank you so much for the offer though!! :-D

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Anonymous said... @ 6/10/09 9:01 AM

Ewwww....they're advertising Kate Blanchet's new movie on your Google ad....It looks tempting!! I missed watching the video...headed there now!! :) :) :* :*

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Monica said... @ 6/10/09 9:17 AM

Hello Jackie! :* :* :* :* I'm still dropping like a mad woman here :-D

Monica said... @ 6/10/09 9:18 AM

hahaha okay! no porridge or snails for ya :-D

Monica said... @ 6/10/09 9:20 AM

hmmm u mean Cate Blanchett? ok, enjoy the video! :* :* :) :)

tekkaus said... @ 6/10/09 10:17 AM

I have bought several cookbooks myself. Ha :D Because sometimes I just love to cook. :p

Monica said... @ 6/10/09 10:46 AM

testing!

Lil said... @ 6/10/09 12:05 PM

Hi Monica,

Hope you are doing great. Your displayed pics sure look yummy....even though I am quite adventurous in food, but there are still some I dare not take, not snail really! Love Thai food, Mexican fagitas, Chinese food, Italian and many more, Malay food love the rendang so much!!! Perhaps one day I will post the recipe for you guys.

Have a great week, cheers! :) 8-) :*

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elai said... @ 6/10/09 4:07 PM

:* :* :* :* :*

elai said... @ 6/10/09 4:07 PM

snail porridge? =-O =-O =-O

Mariuca said... @ 7/10/09 1:28 AM

Morning Monica, time for a woosh woosh! :)

Monica said... @ 7/10/09 1:39 AM

Morning Mariuca! oh kaming :-D

Monica said... @ 7/10/09 2:05 AM

yeah snail porridge (pic above)! :-D :-D

Monica said... @ 7/10/09 2:06 AM

Hi Elai! :* :* :* :* :*

Monica said... @ 7/10/09 2:28 AM

Hi Lily! glad to see u here ;) oh I've never eaten snails but I've had conch
before :-D
okay, post yr recipe for us ;) Have a nice day! :*:*:*

Mariuca said... @ 7/10/09 2:32 AM

Monica happily replying by email it seems yay!

Monica said... @ 7/10/09 2:37 AM

hahaha last time couldn't reply immediately but now can edi! Yay!! :-D

Mariuca said... @ 7/10/09 2:52 AM

Yay! Im dropping ec now!

Monica said... @ 7/10/09 2:55 AM

same here! ;)

Mariuca said... @ 7/10/09 3:03 AM

LOL…are we gonna be dropping ec forever or what? Everyday oso drop lol..

Monica said... @ 7/10/09 3:06 AM

hahahhaha! R said I'm crazy lah drop 300 everyday :-D

Mariuca said... @ 7/10/09 3:09 AM

B oso shakes his head at me…900 huhuhuhuhu

Monica said... @ 7/10/09 3:17 AM

I told him u drop 900 and he was shocked hahaha!

Mariuca said... @ 7/10/09 3:24 AM

AIyooooo so funny la R shocked at me dropping 900 hahahhahahhahhaa!

Monica said... @ 7/10/09 3:29 AM

yalor hahhahahhah and he said how come u're so much time to drop :-D

Mariuca said... @ 7/10/09 3:45 AM

LOL tell him I multitask like a mad panda to get everything done he he!

Monica said... @ 7/10/09 3:50 AM

yeah he knows u're good at multitasking! ;)

Mariuca said... @ 7/10/09 3:53 AM

He he… but not everyday can reach 900 of coz… today connection slightly better than past few days phew!

Monica said... @ 7/10/09 3:59 AM

I oso cannot reach 300 everyday....either too lazy or too busy :)

Mariuca said... @ 7/10/09 4:02 AM

Yes yes or if connection is slow…

Life Ramblings said... @ 7/10/09 7:47 AM

the snail porridge doesn't sounds too good to me. count me out Mon.

Life Ramblings said... @ 7/10/09 7:47 AM

the second dish looks appetizing but i can't take bacon due to religious purposes. :(

Life Ramblings said... @ 7/10/09 7:48 AM

Good morning Mon and have a fabulous Wednesday! ;) :)

Mariuca said... @ 7/10/09 8:14 AM

Meow meow!

Mariuca said... @ 7/10/09 10:50 AM

Last buzz2 before I sleep sweetie, done dropping too. Nite nite!

Monica said... @ 7/10/09 11:00 AM

nite2 Mariuca! I can't go to sleep ...

Mariuca said... @ 7/10/09 11:05 AM

Why u cant zzzz? ZZZ la!

Monica said... @ 7/10/09 11:10 AM

got lunch appointment wz friend at 1....I scared cannot wake up....

Mariuca said... @ 7/10/09 11:16 AM

Ohh ok have a good lunch, am going to zzzz now, see ya later when I wake up! :)

Monica said... @ 7/10/09 11:21 AM

ok sweetie....nite2!! ;)

Mariuca said... @ 8/10/09 12:04 AM

Wakey wakey Mon! meow meow chop, come on over! :)

Mariuca said... @ 8/10/09 2:33 AM

Another meow2 chop!

ayie said... @ 8/10/09 6:23 AM

i love cookbooks but i never really like following by the book.. :-P :-P

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